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Blackwater sued for allegedly failing to pay benefits

WASHINGTON — Four former employees of Blackwater, the scandal-plagued security firm now called Xe, have filed a $60 million class action lawsuit claiming the firm failed to pay health and pension benefits to its employees. Their lawyer, Scott Bloch, said Wednesday that Xe improperly classified thousands of its employees as…

McCain: Afghan drawdown must be ‘very modest’

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama should begin only a “very modest” withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan next month and not bring home any combat troops, senior US Senator John McCain said Wednesday. “I’m in exact agreement with (US Defense) Secretary Gates that it should be very modest,” McCain, the…

Rep. Anthony Weiner may have violated House Ethics Rules by offering PR advice to porn star

New York Democratic Congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner may have violated House Ethics Rules by offering a porn star help from his public relations team. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called Monday for an Ethics Committee investigation of Weiner after he admitted that he tweeted a lewd photo to a college…

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife pregnant with first child

Huma Abedin, the 35-year-old wife of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), is in the early stages of pregnancy, according to the New York Times. Weiner admitted Monday that he tweeted a lewd photo to a college student and then falsely claimed his Twitter account had been hacked to cover up…

‘Sugar daddy’ dating website offers Rep. Anthony Weiner $50,000 to be spokesman

The dating website SugarSugar.com has offered Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) a large sum of money to become the company’s official spokesperson. Weiner admitted Monday that he tweeted a lewd photo to a college student and then falsely claimed his Twitter account had been hacked to cover up the incident. RELATED:…

Key Democrat calls on Anthony Weiner to resign

WASHINGTON – A top Democrat called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign Wednesday, after an image of the congressman’s erect penis leaked on the Internet. “Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress,” Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), who serves as recruitment chair for the…

Poll: Obama tops all leading Republicans by wide margin

Obama’s approval rating inched up 1 percentage point from May to 50 percent but the number of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track also rose as pricier gasoline, persistently high unemployment and a weak housing market chipped away at public confidence. Obama leads all potential Republican…

Lieberman says he will attend Beck’s ‘important’ Israel rally

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) announced Monday that he would be attending Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” August rally in Israel. “I called you and you said, yes, you would be there,” Beck noted in an interview with Lieberman. “And you said mainly because — if I may quote you — mainly…

Delta charges troops $2,800 in excess baggage fees

It’s not uncommon for air travel passengers to complain about airlines’ baggage policies and treatment of customers, but when it’s members of the U.S. military coming home from Afghanistan raising complaints about unfair rules, the grievances tend to be amplified. Staff Sgts. Fred Hilliker and Robert O’Hair made a video…

Breitbart leaks photo of Weiner’s naked penis

Although conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart initially promised to keep the most explicit picture of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to himself — barring certain actions by Weiner — an alleged picture of Weiner’s naked, erect penis nonetheless leaked out this morning. During an appearance on Sirius XM Radio’s notoriously raunchy program…

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